Don't Throw Away Your Film Camera
Most of my film shots were done with 200-400 ISO 35MM print film such as Kodak, Agfa, and Fuji. I always scan at max resolution which is around 7356X3752 with a a Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400 scanner-this is a dedicated film scanner. I wind up with a tiff file of about 108MB. I then downsize the file to 3500X2800 to ensure sharpness at 100% saving a new file in JPEG yet keeping the original tiff, add saturation, contrast etc. as well some minor retouching. Automatic dust spot removal only gets some of the dust not all. After that I run my photos through noise ninja with sharpness set at 40% and luminance and smoothness slider bars at -10 each. This seems to get rid of some of the noise without degrading sharpness.
Photo credits: Richard Gunion.
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